Thursday, 23 January 2014

Glossybox January 2014 - Back to Basics

Glossybox January arrived much later in the month than usual and I can imagine that many subscribers are hoping it would be worth the wait. I was surprised to see that the box has now changed. The pink is slightly brighter and the box is now glossy rather than the usual matte. I'm not actually sure if I like it as much and found it difficult to open! Inside the box is now pink rather than the usual black and the ribbon is now grey with the logo printed on it, which I prefer.

Anatomicals Puffy The Eye Bag Slayer Wake-Up a Under Eye Patches

I have been using a fair amount of anatomicals products recently and have been enjoying them so I am happy to see this in the box. I don't consider them a luxury brand and this isn't even a full sized version. Full size is £6.

Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream

This is a bit of a disappointed as the samples are so small, although you do get two. Over the two little tubes we get 6g and 33g is £13.50 so this is a high end product and I will definitely be giving it a fair try.

Balance Me Super Toning Body Wash

I had a sample of this before from a magazine and I have to say that it was a much better size than this tiny 50ml bottle! I really enjoyed it and loved the scent so I will definitely get some use out of this. Full size is £10.25 for 250ml.

The Vintage Cosmetics Company Floral Slanted Tweezers

These were released as a spoiler on the website and so I think everyone got them in their box. These retail at £8 and are really cute and girly.

Beauty UK CC Cream

I have tried a few things from a Beauty UK now and actually really like them however they are definitely a budget brand and not luxury at all! This is full size and worth £4.99 and is in a shade that I will use so I look forward to trying it.

Overall I would this was an average month. The tweezers are the star of the box for me but the small samples really let it down.

 

13 comments:

  1. The tweezers are gorgeous, love the pattern!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Yeah they are the saviour of the box! X

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  2. I got exactly the same stuff as you, and I agree, it was a let down. I think the minute samples of Yu-Be and balance Me particularly, were inexcusable, and beauty UK is NOT a luxury brand! The tweezers are lovely though, so that's something.

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    1. Yeah and I'm actually looking forward to trying the cc cream x

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  3. I got Vaseline moisturiser very nice but no where near luxury! The tweezers are nice though :)

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. I saw that in some boxes. Small size too x

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  4. Oh no! :( i cancelled my glossybox subscription cos i was sick of getting low end product samples and it just generally not being worth the money sadly!

    rosielouiselove xo

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    1. Iv just cancelled too but mainly to save cash x

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  5. I wasn't impressed with mine again; had exactly the same except a Vasaline body moisturiser instead of the CC cream. Let dooown!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com x

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    1. I'm glad I got the cc cream instead!

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  6. I didnt like my box this month. It felt like not a lot of thought had gone into deciding what went into the box.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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